Everything Is New

  • Record Label: XL
  • Release Date: Aug 18, 2009
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6.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 2 out of 8

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  1. DavidH
    Aug 21, 2009
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    It's impossible to take anything seriously on this ghastly record. The re-invention of his sound does not change that Penate still has one of those awful Mockney singing voices so prevellant in the incresingly boring London indie scene. Musically it is only occasionally interesting, but the minute Jack opens his mouth, I had to fight the urge to press 'skip'. Ghastly.
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72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

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  1. Positive: 14 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. With a greater use of the minor key, he's added flecks of sentiment to what is, predominantly, a very solid pop record. Just don't get bogged down in genre compartmentalisation.
  2. At only nine tracks long, Everything Is New never outstays its welcome, and is the perfect riposte for anyone who had previously dismissed Penate as a scenester who'd got lucky.
  3. Jack Penate has made a record that’s light on its feet, has glamour bordering on sex appeal and that doesn’t make you wish a fatwa upon its author.